Marcy Takes on the Dressing Your Truth 4 Types Challenge!

Anne did it. I did it. Now Marcy, our TYPE 1 Beauty Expert, takes on this fun—and eye-opening—Dressing Your Truth challenge herself!

Get out your pom-poms and cheer on Marcy as she steps into wearing all 4 Types!

NOT Dressing her Truth…for a good cause

Marcy is not only one of our Beauty Experts at Dressing Your Truth, but she is also a successful filmmaker and one of my good friends now, too. (After you watch the video below, check out this fun and casual interview with Marcy and hear her fun stories!)

In the Energy Profiling system, Marcy leads with a TYPE 1SM  Energy, which means she effervescently expresses an upward, light, bright and animated nature. When she is dressing her truth—true to her Type of Beauty—she sparkles with joy and fun.

But watch what happens to her when she wears clothes, accessories, makeup and hairstyle in line with TYPE 2, TYPE 3 and TYPE 4 Energy.

And when you see her in the other outfits, take note of your first impressions and what it does to you, too!

How did seeing Marcy dressed in the other Energy Types affect you? Share what you noticed in a comment below. 

Catch up: Watch the video of me in all 4 Types. And see Anne dressed in all 4 Types here.



Does it really matter what you wear?

One thing became clear when Anne, Marcy and I went through this exercise. We noticed just how drained we felt after the process. Once you start Dressing Your Truth on a daily basis, you realize this important point:

  • How you feel in what you wear is even more telling than how others might perceive you.

When you put on clothes, you might not always be aware that everything you put on your body affects your energy, your emotions, your mood.

Because we tend to think of fashion primarily as an external experience—since it’s what we see on the outside. But when you’re Dressing Your Truth, what you wear on your body becomes a powerful internal experience, too. How you feel in those clothes is just as important—if not more—than how others think you look in them.

Q: Why didn’t we change Marcy’s hair color?

A: Marcy’s hair was longer than mine was for this experiment, so it allowed us to style her hair in the movement of the other Energy Types. But her hair color was still true to her TYPE 1 color, so that is the only thing we chose not change, in the interest of time. Besides, it would have been too hard on her to dye her hair for each segment! And we opted not to do wigs this time, so you could see how even just the wrong outfits, makeup and hairstyle can cover up a woman’s true Type of Beauty!

Do you want to feel fabulous about yourself everyday?

If you haven’t learned your Type of Beauty yet, get started now and learn it for free online!

Then get your Dressing Your Truth course and start looking fabulous—and feeling even more amazing about yourself everyday!

Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, healer, and best-selling author of five books. She has dedicated her life to helping people worldwide create the lives and relationships they desire. She blogs to support you in creating your ideal life.

Tell Us What You Think

  • Catherine

    Well done Marcy!

    I think the T2 outfit made her look like she was in mourning. I wanted to give her a hug and say ‘there there.’

    In the T3 outfit, she looked scary and too much, as if she might bite.

    And the T4 outfit was scary in a different way, I wouldn’t dare say anything funny or remotely controversial.

    Lastly, in her T1 outfit, she looks trim and slim, but I noticed her tummy more in the other outfits. Sorry to point that out, but it shows the T1 style is more flattering.

  • T3 Girl

    Marcy looked dreadful in T2! Oh my goodness! To see her wearing what Anne wears so gracefully and notice that it does not compliment her in the slightest was shocking!

    I actually didn’t think she looked too bad in T3. Could that be because I’m a T3 and totally loved her outfit? Maybe. 🙂 She did look a little overdone, but not near as bad as T2 and T4.

    In her T4 outfit I thought of Miss Trenchbull from the Matilda movie. She looked rigid and fierce, even though she is smiling and happy! Whodathunk?

    Marcy is truly a beautiful T1. Way to go Marcy for doing this! Can we have more of these videos please!! I love them!

    • Pamela

      I think it’s because in T3 her energy was still allowed out. In 2 and 4 she was so constricted it came across as latent evil to me.

  • Amy Pearce

    Yay!!! So happy to see Marcy (a fellow Type 1) taking on the challenge.
    T2: Yikes! She looked old and tired. She looked weighted down too.
    T3: I literally said “Whoa!” She looked… yuck. There was just too much heaviness, and it emphasized too many of the wrong features.
    T4: Her complexion looks better than in the 2 and 3 looks, but she just looks too stoic. If I saw someone dressed like this, and then they tried to be bubbly and happy in their natural 1 expression, I would think they were weird. I used to dress like a 4 (a lot). Now that I know I am a Type 1, I wonder if people thought the same about me. Time to check out some old photos and see.
    T1: Marcy looks amazing. She looks younger, more vibrant and more alive. She looks so light that it seems like she could go skipping through the clouds. So happy to see her back in her element. My secondary 2 was getting anxiety just watching all the confusing energy manifesting. Yay for Type One Marcy! You look amazing girl. Rock on! 🙂

    • Ella

      Amy, you wrote:

      T4: Her complexion looks better than in the 2 and 3 looks, but she just looks too stoic. If I saw someone dressed like this, and then they tried to be bubbly and happy in their natural 1 expression, I would think they were weird. I used to dress like a 4 (a lot). Now that I know I am a Type 1, I wonder if people thought the same about me.


      I consider myself T4 with strong secondary T1 and my hunch is that when my secondary T1 took over (which happened), it created such an imbalance and confusion in others like “what’s going on here, who is ‘that person? When I get it right, clear cut T4 with playful but bold T1 type statement, it works. The clerks in make-up sections of the department store run around, bring me free product samples and talk easily to me. I get many tips from them. When things are not right no one talks to me. I become kind of invisible (which used to be my way of hiding). When I get it right, the reactions from my surroundings are different, I sense I get more respect but also more co-operation and friendliness. My head didn’t know what was right to begin with, and I needed to test DYT in practice. I felt so unsure of myself and therefore the boldness of T4 meant a very steep learning curve. For me DYT was so far a very very slow trial and error process, However, it starts paying off now, methinks. 🙂

  • G. Odeg

    These are so helpful. I feel Marcy’s pain in the type 2, I was so relieved when I was told I am a 4/1, I nearly cried because T2 felt so bad, but I was convinced that was my type. It is really amazing to see the difference in each type and how it DOES make a difference. I hope we will be seeing more like this. BTW, I love the way this was done, it was good to see the differences with the true Marcy, hair color and all, it really told the story. Thank you.

  • Pam

    So, If you do this again, I think it would be amazing to see each outfit on a true woman of that type. For example, when Marcy is in the type 2 style, have Anne come out with the same outfit, make up colors and jewelry. Let us see the difference side by side. Because it is hard to imagine anyone looking good in the styles that are so “off” for the wrong type. Great series – I am enjoying watching each one!

    • Erika Happyarts

      Yes that would be a great input for sure! 🙂 This way everyone can see that it does look good on the right woman.
      I am a t1 and I just bought a vintage like dress with a big bow with a print of sunflowers on a bright blue background. See my avatar. The best ‘sexy’ T1 dress ever!! Since a week I am wearing yellow again after 25 years… 🙂

  • Mary Ellen Eckels

    I love this series. I really noticed the difference in hands and arms, the appearance of skin and chin line – only when she was in the wrong type everything. What was such a revelation for me was actually seeing and feeling what my impressions of Marcy were when she was in the wrong type. And when her beautiful smile and laughter came out, but she was in another type – it seemed odd and – especially the T4. I thought – a child or parent would never know what to expect from a teacher like this. Very much an aha for me with this beautifully crafted video. Awesome job, Marcy, Carol, and Anne!

  • Renae

    Wow what a difference!

  • LiveYourTruthCustomerSupport

    Thank you for your suggestion, Pam. Glad you are enjoying the series.

  • Barb

    I think you need to dress the other three types up in those exact outfits and accessories, makeup and hairstyles at the end so people can see that they really do work for the other types…. Now that would be interesting… lolol 😉

  • Fitncrafty

    I love that idea too! This is a great series and so much fun to watch!

  • Dew Lily

    WOW! I can’t tell you what a blast I’m having watching Marcy and Carol “play” together! The 4 type comparison has been, for me, among the most fun and helpful tools offered by DYT to learn typing, and this from someone already typed! Seriously colorful bouquets of gratitude to all from this 1/2.

  • Dew Lily

    Thank you, Anne!!

  • Donna

    I can’t believe how much younger she looked in Type 1–maybe even ten years younger! Amazing!

  • CarolHarada

    This might be a good way for someone who doesn’t know her type to find out.

    Marcy is so natural, lively, and playful in her T1 beauty. In T2 drag, Marcy looked like she was going to cry, truly burdened and grayed out. In T3 she seemed to be trying too hard and might be loud and overbearing. In T3, she looked trapped and therefore combustible.

    It was so uncomfortable to see her in these disguises and such a relief to see her truly at home reflecting her uplifting nature. I can’t believe she could say it was fun! Thanks, Marcy and Carol and Anne!

  • Ana

    What’s the type 4 music that played during her change from type 3 to 4?
    Can’t wait for type 4.

  • T3

    Nice series. The two done with natural hair are more believable than the one that utilized wigs. (Although I get it that the short hair would have been a challenge to style as other types.) I didn’t think the T3 was too bad in the still photo, but on video- ew- too rough.

    T4 was just downright strict and scary looking. Did not look approachable at all.

    I noticed the T1 kept drawing my eyes UP to her face and the T2 drew my eyes towards her tummy.

    Nicely done team! Thank you.

  • Gabrielle

    I was on the “Brunch with Carol” call today and I think that when you do the Type 4 video for this series, it is going to help a lot of Type 4s who might be confused about their type. I think seeing how the clothes, hair and makeup changes the energy of someone is so revealing. It is very clear when someone is not dressing their truth.

  • energygal

    Interesting to watch each transformation. Going from light and airy to stiff and stern and all the in between s.

  • Ella

    OMG, what a huge difference, one type was worse than the other (2-3-4) each one in its own way but all were aging Marcy with several years. Thank you Marcy for undergoing this experiment. It’s so telling, so explicit. You look fantastic in your right type 1. I was very surprised that the secondary T4 didn’t work at all. The DYT system has so many individual possibilities and variations when embraced in a right way.

  • Krystal

    Pam, that’s a great idea! I’d like to see the difference between a true type 1 and a false type 1 and so on. That would make for a great visual impact.

    Watching these videos has caused me to think that maybe I should give this a try. I’ll keep the pictures posted up somewhere in my home to remind me that my type 1 style really is what’s best for me. I get compliments all the time now and I love it. It makes me feel that people see ME now, not just a shell. You know what I mean?

  • Brandy Stuttler

    I really like this blog series. I think everyone should get a turn wearing the “perfect” version of all four types. Make this a game or a workshop at the next “Be You, Be Beautiful” event!

    I think this is the order that I liked them:
    Type 1 – Totally You
    Type 3 – Yes, you looked like you were trying too hard and had too much makeup. This look, however, was at least “passable” as somewhat normal compared to the other two.
    Type 2 – Awful – but it didn’t even look like you were wearing actual clothes – it looked as if you were wearing rags. And, yes, the “man hands” came out to play!
    Type 4 – Worst one. The only reason why this beat out type 2 as the worst is because it did look like actual clothes. You completely got lost in it – it’s like Marcy disappeared. That is how I feel about a lot of type 1s who dress like that – they lose their presence, and hence their voice. It is kind of tragic. I always compared that to being kind of like a mime – you look like one, with the big smile and the black and white – but it’s how you communicate too – you don’t really have a real voice, and people laugh at you. Don’t dress like that again! 😉

  • Pam

    I would love to see someone who doesn’t dress their truth to be put in all 4 styles and see if they can recognize what type they are and have people guess what type they are. See if someone who is unaware of what the different types represent see if their inner self feels great when dressing their truth!

  • Reine

    I’m already getting to the point where when I put something on I know when it’s just not right for me by how it feels. So I can totally relate and it’s great to know what not to wear by how it feels on you. If it doesn’t feel good or feel right then it’s probably not right for your type. I am a type 1 and it has become very obvious to me what works and what doesn’t Thank you.

  • liz

    I didn’t think any of the types looked that bad on Marcy, really, in the same way that Anne wore everything well when she did the experiment, compared to how dramatic the difference was for Carol — maybe the wigs emphasized the discomfort Carol appeared to feel. What I did notice immediately is how rough Marcy’s complexion looks and how pronounced her facial lines seem in the wrong type clothes. I would liked to see Marcy in the same or similar outfit that Carol wore in her video because, as a type 1, I thought that outfit and wig were little too tacky looking — so I think doing this kind of trial using as similar outfits as possible would make even more impact but I like using the person’s real hair with different styles.

  • Christine

    Wow! Marcy looks beautiful as a type 1 best for her.

  • Kristin

    It’s hard to make Marcy look bad. But there are subtle things that don’t work in 2, 3 and 4. An untrained eye might not see that, and might say she still looks great, but she doesn’t look like HER. She looks like a different personality.

  • Joyce

    AS I AM TOO !!!

  • Janille Weaver

    Type two on Marcy made her very SUBDUED. Type three made her look like an 80’s rocker. I actually liked type 4 better than types two and three, but I am a type 4. But she looks best in type 1, and she has no flaws wearing type 1.

  • Corrie

    She doesn’t look bad as a type 2 or 3, it’s the type 4 that really makes her look drab.

    I would say she could pull off the type 2 clothes & style, but truly looks best as a type 1!

  • Jennifer G

    I love that idea Pam!!

  • Jennifer G

    In the stills, Marcy looked ok in the type 3, but in the video, you can really tell it was just “wrong” on her. I really love her hair in her complete type 1 at the beginning of the video.

  • Andrea F Henry Day

    I love this series! I would like to see a T4 dress up in all four types as well…that would be interesting! I know you did one with Anne, but it was just pictures, it would be interesting to see a T2 do this in a video! I felt so sad when I watched Marcy in the other types. It just broke my heart because you could see her T1 trying to bubble its way out of all the distracting clothing. The wrong style will throw her features off as well–I noticed her body and features seemed disportionate in the other types’ styles. Especially in the T4 clothing–her body seemed larger than what was balanced with her head and her eyes seemed…fishy–not the best look! I could breathe again when Marcy showed up in her T1 looking beautiful and radient! It truly does make a difference what you put on your body, and I’m learning that more and more each day. When you dress your truth, there is no struggle with who you are and what you wear. Thank you for DYT, it’s made such a difference in my life ^_^

  • Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    {Gasp} I love this series, and to see Marcy, my type 1/4 idol {insert happy grin here} dressing as a 2,3 & 4 has been really eye opening. I agree with the comments below; tired, aged, unnatural etc. I also really noticed the disharmony in the energy in each of the three looks. My favourite episode so far.

  • pamela

    Isn’t it interesting that someone who is NOT a 4 does look stern and foreboding in a a Type 4 outfit and style? It does look stern on anyone but a 4! Amazing.

  • Sophia

    Marcy is definitely a type 1!!! She shines in her element of type 1 clothes & accessories. L)

  • Kaelyn Spiers

    Yes! That would be amazing! That’s such a great idea.

  • disqus_t5tch0d0rT

    So can a redhead be a type 2. I have done the course and ordered the guide and feel I am a dominant type 2, but I have red hair. It is a soft red, not bright or brassy. What do you think? I have not seen any type 2 redheads other than a few photos of Julia Roberts. Would sincerely appreciate some input. Many thanks.

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  • Lenneke

    Hi Marcy both type 1 and type 4 look great on you, do you have a secondary type 4?

  • redheadwearsred

    I really disagree concerning Marcy in the type 3 jacket and blouse. I thought those were just terrific on her.

  • Barbara Coon

    I am new to my Type and still have clothes for the other Types. I think I will do this after I have been living my truth for a few more weeks!

  • Felicia Guo

    I am a type1/4 the same to Marcy. I really felt very bad in a long black Knitwear, last year October to my husbands homeland with my 1YO daughter. I didn’t bring many clothes for myself, and wear that back one for 3 more days, and each day I felt worse. The secondary type 4 does not accommodate black Knitwear and I gave it to my mother the real type 4.